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>> welcome to the news headquarter. shelling in aden in yemen kills over 40 people. >> a coordinated series of bombs in gaza kill officials. >> we take you to ukraine's front line where both sides are violating a ceasefire and civilians are paying with their lives. >> shark attack, triple world
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surfing champion mick fanning has terrifying moments during a competition final. >> in yemen a residential area of aden has been shelled by houthi fighters. the latest casualty count is 48 dead, 180 wounded. the attacks come 48 hours after yemen's government in exile declared aden liberated from the houthi rebels. >> earlier i spoke to the deputy editor of a.l.m. newspaper. he says the houthis face defeat in the area. >> as one rebel fighter put it, when the houthis sense defeat, they started opening artillery and rockets on the residential area. that is the north of aden and it
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is densely built and heavily populated primarily with refugees from other areas of aden who fled during the past two months, so we have now confirmed around 48 dead and 182 injured. out of the 48 dead, at least 10 children are fatalities. this area have seen some clashes before, because it's at the entry point which aden, but now it seems that the fighting has intensified in the past 48 hours and it is poised to escalate even further. >> the government declared aden liberated. from what you're able to see what the city been completely cleared of houthis? >> there are still pockets of houthis, especially in these areas, which are at the entrance to aden, so the city is largely
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liberated, except for some small pockets, so it is still unsafe for refugees to come back to their homes. >> let's talk about the fighting going on elsewhere. are forces gaining ground in other places, like taiz, for example. >> in taiz, yes. the main problem the houthis are facing is that they are in an area that would not accept them ideologically. that's why you see them defeated in many areas including taiz. taiz has seen some rather unheard of destruction during the past two months, so yes they are poised for a defeat within the next couple of months there. >> arrests have been made in gaza after six car bomb explosions that targeted cars of
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hebes of hamas and islamic jihad. >> this is the biggest attack there's been against hamas the difference this time also, leaders of islamic jihad were targeted. it proposes a three fold challenge, politically groups targeted by it is unclear who. the politics on the ground is very complicated. also when it comes to public opinion and security, hamas, one thing they try to say is that they can maintain security in gaza. gaza is under israeli imposed siege. hamas doesn't control the borders. they have always sold this to the people that they can provide. one are asking if they can continue to do so. one man asked whether it's today car bombs tomorrow what is next, so there is that concern.
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having said that, life is back to normal in gaza, people having been through much more. i think really this is a challenge for hamas. there have been arrests made in this case now investigation is on going but hugely challenging for them to try and get these groups under control. >> it's five months since the ceasefire deal was signed between ukraine and russian backed separatists in the east. that's been frequently violated. under the minsk agreement both said they would stop fighting. they agreed to withdraw heavy weapons from the front line, creating a buffer zone of 50 kilometers. within the ukrainian held town forces are still exchanging artillery and fire. ukraine said at least 166 soldiers have been killed since mid february. there are no definitive figures
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for separatist casualties. civilians are being killed almost every day with each side blaming the other. charles stratford and his team went to the front lines with the ukrainian military. >> the ukrainian army wouldn't let us film the tanks as they fired from positions above the bridge. one soldier told us we know it's a violation of the ceasefire agreement, but the separatists do the same. after firing a few more shells towards what the soldiers said were targets near donetsk airport, which is held by the separatists, we managed to film one of five tanks as they drove off in different directions. >> ukrainian army say those tanks were firing at separatist military vehicles several kilometers away. we heard no incoming shelling before the tanks started firing. military hardware of that kind of caliber should not be here.
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according to the minsk agreement. according to the minsk ceasefire signed in february, both sides should have withdrawn hardware. the separatists were quick to respond, incoming shells could be heard landing close by. a few kilometers away, this apartment block has one side completely destroyed. an elderly woman and her disabled grandson lived here. they were killed by a separatist attack the night before. a ukrainian soldier shows me a photo on his phone of the boy's dead body, the blood stains mark the spot where he was found. >> as soldiers, we want to protect civilians. yesterday we could only observe that separatist shells were hitting the residential building. we didn't respond because we simply didn't have an order to. >> sergei shows me his
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apartment. this was my sitting room, he says. he and his family were out when the attack happened. you can't report the truth, said this woman, and she walked away. these men told us the civilians are angry because the military used the building as a base next door. the military says it didn't respond to the separatist attack because it wasn't aimed at a military target. we spotted this tank hidden in the undergrowth only meters away from people's homes. a few days earlier, we'd been in separatist held territory and heard fighters using similar heavy weapons also inside the buffer zone. both sides are breaking this ceasefire agreement. civilians continue to die. charles stratford, al jazeera, eastern ukraine. >> banks in greece are set to reopen monday after closed for three weeks. they were shut to prevent a run on the banks after a second bailout program expired in june. people will be allowed to takes
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out a maximum of 420 euros per week. the transfers abroad are still restricted. greece's financial crisis is putting stress on its health care system. we visited an athens hospital and spoke to workers there about the challenges they face. >> today at athens hospital, the doctor makes his rounds. he is relieved to find all these patients in stable condition even though greece's crumbling health care system is on life support. >> in greece, you have 1.5 million unemployed. they need medical help. >> the doctor, a former military commando and director of the hospital, is a revolutionary at heart. no matter the consequences, he's committed to doing whatever he can to help as many people as possible. >> nobody is going to tell us
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who's going to live and who's going to die. we're going to treat everybody regardless the color, religion or financial status. >> he tells me the problems faced by the hospital in greece are far worse than reads, that medical budgets have been slashed, medication is hard to obtain, that the bureaucracy is so thick even the nimble hands of a surgeon would have trouble slicing through it. >> we used to say that we are not following medical protocols. you know why? because they are not medical protocols, they're financial protocols. >> the sickly economy, the doctor assures me, has meant more people are ailing than ever before. >> greeks are known for their smile. now, you see the depressed eyes, the frightened eyes, the sad eyes. >> things have become so difficult that even during a
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time of shortage and need, the doctor can't use some equipment he already has. this much needed ambulance is idle, gathering dust. leaves have collected under its tires. the doctor explains how he secured the vehicle from overseas donors without the prior approval of his superiors, and hasn't been able to get license plates issued for the mobile medical unit ever since. >> now i'm going to drive it myself, even without number plates. >> that fighting spirit has inspired his staff and comforted their patients. >> in greek, the word for hope is exactly what the mission of the hospital is, to bring hope to the uninsured, the unemployed, to people in need. taking me on a tour of the facilities, the doctor says compassion, creativity, and will power are the qualities that matter most to him and his staff. it's an ancient greek vow the
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doctors still swear by today. may i always act, the hippocratic oath states, so as to preserve the finest tradition of my calling, traditions still very much respected and observed by this doctor in this hospital. >> coming up, crying foul over canadian rubbish dumped in local landfills. >> propping up property in nepal, these abandoned buildings need bullet dozing. >> is a and you say's cricket ears set england up for a big chase. jo will have that in sport. a south korean spy involved in a phone hacking scandal has apparently committed suicide. we have more from the capital.
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>> the 46-year-old agent of the national intelligence service was found dead in his car in an apparent suicide, next to him a three page will. part of that will has been released to the media on sunday in which the agent says that he can reassure the public that the hacking program he was involved in the purchase of and technical operations he was involved with was not used against civilians. he also apologizes for deleting some of the data, saying he was overzealous. the intelligence service has already denied that it used this program to monitor south korean civilians. it restricted its usage to the monitoring of north korean agents and foreigners with links to the regime. the service does have form in this area in the past. the two spy chiefs in charge between 1999 and 2003 were both
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convicted after having been found to have overseen the monitoring of nearly 2,000 south korean civilians, very senior south koreans involved in who owns a business and media. just in 2012, the agency was found to have used is on line presence to smear the liberal opponents of the eventual victor in presidential election. recently, a retrial has been ordered of the spy chief convicted over that incident. further information will be revealed to reassure the public. lawmakers in the parliament are saying that the information that was deleted by this man should be restored to check exactly how it had been used, this hacking program. >> neighboring north korea has held its first local election since kim jong-un came to power. voting is compulsory in the carefully orchestrated poll. only candidates selected by the
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communist government can run. >> in a historic first taiwan's two major parties have nominated female candidates to run for president in 2016. the ruling nationalist party has picked this woman to run in the january poll. she's up against the opposition democratic progressive party candidate. >> japanese carmaker mitsubishi is about to apologize to prisoners of war forced to work during world war ii. a senior executive will personally apologize in a certain money in los angeles. six camps provided labor for the corporation during the war holding over 2,000 prisoners. many died from malnutrition and illnesses, such as tuberculosis. >> burundi's ruling party have dismissed talk of the ruling government two days during a controversial election.
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they have failed to agree on how to sox the country's political crisis. we report on the concerns of ordinary people. >> this 18-year-old was told not to come to work until burundi's economy improves. he was a waiter. after weeks of unrest, his boss couldn't afford to keep the restaurant opened. the $50 a month he anticipated helped look after his family. >> i have no money to help myself and my family. i don't have anything to do, except stay at home. >> things worsened both politically and economically after the president announced he was running for an unconstitutional third term. many businesses have closed down. >> this restaurant has been closed for four months. families are struggling. some have left the country. others say they are staying put to wait and see what happens after tuesday's election. >> politicians are trying to resolve differences but they can't agree on forming a government of national unity and possibly postponing the
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election. some worry time is running out. >> the major threat now is these people who are attempted the coup. they have gone outside of the country and they can be just joined by some others and they have already waived the threat have seizing weapons and fights. >> the president said he is not concerned some may be trying to forcefully remove him from power. he is confident he will be reelected. the didn't attend talks to end the crisis. families who have decided to stay in the capital for tuesday's election worry about
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their children. they hope there will be no more violence during and after the controversial election. >> somali firefighters are learning how to deal with emergencies in mogadishu airport. the african union has trained eight firefighters to deal with any incident at the increasingly busy airport. after decades of airport, it is building its basic public services, such as sanitation, health care and firefighting. >> you receive a call from tower. you prepare the team on what they are supposed to do. >> there have been protests in the philippines over dozens of
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containers from canada filled with rub issue. there is a controversy over who is responsible for the waste. we have more. >> waste management often means big business. for the philippines it also means struggling to find ways to efficiently dispose of its rubbish. now it is expected to deal with another country's garbage too. more than two years after the seizure of these containers of garbage brought from canada by a private company the waste still remains here opinion environmentalists say it is unacceptable to make the philippines carry the burden of health and chemical impacts of a highly developed country. >> it is not just only on environmental problem for other nations, developed countries dumping their illegal waste here in the philippines.
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>> the containers have been at the center of a dispute because the waste was supposed to be for recycling, but the philippine customs impounded the shipment over concerns that its contents have been misdeclared and undervalued. activists have called on canada to take the containers back, but it's embassy in manila says currently, there is no domestic allow which the government of canada can comply to compel the company to return it. the philippines government has filed charges against a local importer, but the canadian export eerie mains uncharged. >> it has become a national issue here. this is a hearing in the provincial office in the northern part of the philippines. a senate hearing is also expected to happen soon.
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the philippine government's bureau of custom and viral offices are facing allegations of corruption and negligence. just three out of the 55 containers were inspected by the department of environment. they were not checked randomly but chosen by customs officials. six other containers also remain unaccounted for. the dispute over which government agency is to blame is continuing. for most people here, it's about the indignity of accepting rubbish from a richer and powerful country like canada. al jazeera northern philippines. >> a quick update on that story. 2-year-old standoff over imported canadian waste is now ended. despite the protest, it's being sent that to a landfill in the
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northern philippines. >> nepal's huge earthquake in april left many tall buildings in danger of collapse. thousands are yet to be demolished. with the government unable to pull them down, it's putting the responsibility on property owners. we have this report. >> walking around the valley it's difficult to miss the wooden beams propping up houses. these buildings are condemned after april's earthquake made them structurally unsafe. the government said it's up to property owners to demolish them but so far not many of them have been. this businessman said he hired people to demolish this rented building because the landlord hasn't and it's putting people in danger. >> it's already been a month and a half, but the building has not been demolished yet. my goods worth $150,000 are stuck under the wreckage. the monsoon is here and the government is nowhere to be seen >> the government declares the
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valley a crisis zone for a year. in order to speed up the demolishing of over 73,000 structurally dangerous houses. some here say that the larger apartment complexes should be the priority. >> this building complex is structurally sound, according to government surveyors. neighbors tell us that part of the ground has subsided and the towers didn't comply with permissions. >> leading a committee of local people, they are angry about the situation here. >> this is 15 stories tall. that one is 12. that is 11, and that 13. they did not take any planning permits. we have appealed to the government, but the government penalized them 20 cents per square foot and let the building go ahead. >> many are afraid of living here. now they want the buildings
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demolished or made smaller to meet the government requirement. >> there were many builders who are at large. we've given them warnings to demolish their buildings. if not, we will demolish them and charge the owners. we have instructed complexes to bring the structures within building codes. >> officials are still limited by technology. the government says they don't have the technical know-how to demolish buildings more than three stories tall. neighboring countries have been requested to help with equipment, but more than two months on, people here don't want to wait. al jazeera, kathmandu. >> much more still to come here on al jazeera. >> he's a war hero because he was captured. >> donald trump's latest target angers many of his own supporters. >> i am asked to give you a specimen of spoken english. >> raising money for rare
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recordings, the sounds of the past need saving. >> australian tennis bounces back from off court controversy. details coming up with jo. >> tell me what you and your generation think is gonna to happen.
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>> welcome back. let's take you through the headlines. 48 people have been killed in shelling by houthi rebels in yemen's port city of aden. the attacks come 48 hours after yemen's government in exile declared aden liberated from houthi rebels. >> an al jazeera team on the front line in eastern ukraine has found both sides are using heavy weapons in breach of a ceasefire and civilians are being killed. >> arrests have been made in gaza after six bomb explosions targeted cars belonging to members of hamas and islamic jihad. two were wounded. >> jim walsh is a research associate at m.i.t. security studies program. he is live from massachusetts. good to have you with us.
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looking at this explosion a number of targets it seemed coordinated. what does that tell us about who might be behind it? >> well, there's reporting that suggests that hamas suspects isil or daish to be behind it. in fact, there are isil supporters who issued a statement warning hamas not to threaten isil, but it sounds, it begins to look like this is a splintering and an internal violent dispute within the palestinian side. isil's been trying to expand its franchise to libya to syria and elsewhere, probably not surprised it's trying to take advantage of its troubles in gaza, as well. >> what does the evidence suggest? are we talking individuals who can make videos pledging allegiance to isil or significant isil infrastructure
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emerging in gaza? >> i don't think we know the answer to that, but you're right to question this. a lot in the western media some, you know, guy stands up in libya or in some country and says i'm with isil and then suddenly, it's portrayed as isil as a stretchered organization being on the ground in a big way. i think that's probably a misrepresentation when that happens. i mean the brilliance of isil, if you will, in some ways, they are how should i put it, strategically inept but tactically are smart by creating a cause that any lone individual or small group can join the cause, claim they're part of it and it makes isil look bigger and badder than they really are. to gaza in particular, i don't think we have enough evidence. if you have coordinated attacks against ma'am mass, that leads you to believe something is
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going on here. >> it could be all kinds of groups or individuals involved in this. i guess the bigger question is, is hamas losing control of gaza? is there any reason to start worrying about a serious challenge company hamas control of gaza? >> probably not right away. in some ways, hamas is reaping or what it has sown or reliving it's own history. within violent extremist groups opposing others, often one group rises to the top. in the old days, that was the p.l.o. with any group there are factions fighting to take over. what was hamas? hamas was not a very popular faction on the bottom of the rung, become of the ladder that fought its way to push what later became, you know, the p.a. out. they did that by the way they distinguished themselves, the way they tried to currie favor was the population was show they
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were more radical weren't selling out they weren't establishment, they would push the cause now the same thing is happening to hamas as others want to push them aside and take over the palestinian movement in gaza. one tactic to do that is to be more radical than hamas so that's the danger they face. it's the very same thing they have done in decades past. >> it's been good getting your thoughts. thanks so much. >> diplomatic efforts to calm regional fears over the iranian nuclear deal are for from over. a u.s. official is heading over to saudi arabia, jordan as can part of a charm offensive. the iranian appreciate leader said it will not change iran's relationship with the u.s. or the middle east. business with iran may be about to pick up. germany is sending a trade
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delegation to tehran on sunday and spain has a similar trip planned. we have this report. >> there is a slip so i had to economic sizelation, when you emerge from it. businesses are understandably keen to engage with iran. this is no sudden thing. the tentative steps have been taken in the past year as these nuclear negotiations have been happening. it means already iran is finalizing oil and gas deals with the world's biggest crude producers worth an estimated $100 billion. think about aviation, tehran needs at least 400 new aircraft worth up to $20 billion to replace this aging fleet. germany expects to sell more cars chemicals renewable energies to iran. exports could soar to 10 billion euros. the wall street journal is
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reporting that apple is looking for a distribution partner in iran. the tech market there is estimated to grow to $16 billion annually from just 4 billion now. all told. the iranian population of close to 8 million people is likely to spend $176 billion this year. there is an annual disposable income at stake of $287 billion. with those sorts of numbers the queue to tehran's door looks like it might be a long one. >> there have been more anti immigrant demonstrations in australia with protestors on the streets of sydney on sunday. >> anti racism groups are demonstrating in the city center with fights breaking out between the two sides. five people were arrested. it follows similar scenes in melbourne on saturday. protestors in the u.s. state of south carolina fought with white supremacists at a rally in support of the confederate flag.
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the controversial banner was removed from state capital grounds last week. from south carolina state capitol, alan fisher reports. >> this is free speech in america, a protest by the white supreme sift group the ku klux klan and their allies. >> they marched on to the steps of the capitol building surrounded by police. they came to on the removal of the confederate flag. the flag was waved by the man who shot nine people dead in a church last month. some stood silently, others shouted abuse at the crowd
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which outnumbered them by 10-1. there were fights. there were skirmishes. there are arguments and there were arrests. >> for the ku klux klan, there was about heritage and spree speech. they spent time shouting at the people who came out in force to oppose them. >> for many on the steps, this was about more than removing the flag. >> she did nothing but bring our people out. look at that. they brung them out. a white revolution is the only solution. >> to those who gathered, it was the wrong message at the wrong time. >> they've been miseducated, they are desperate and oppressed. it's the same oppression that's hurting them down and making them apart. >> what i'm seeing now is pathetic. it's pathetic. we should all get along. >> the k.k.k. was once a powerful, violent voice against the black population. its numbers have dropped significantly in recent years,
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though it claims a surge in interest about the row over the flag. their message delivered, but their angry voices drowned out by those who believe it's time the k.k.k. should be like the flag they carry, consigned to history. >> al jazeera, south carolina. >> the family of the suspected gunman who killed five u.s. serviceman of deeply upset by what he did. they say he was suffering depression. the f.b.i. is reviewing a text message mohammad youssuf abdulazeez sent to a friend, which linked to a religious verse about declaring war. the 24-year-old who was born in kuwait was killed by police in tennessee on thursday. >> u.s. federal prosecutors are urged to charge a white policeman after a black man died a year ago. a second day of protests have been held in new york city on the anniversary of the death of eric garner. he died after being held in a
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police chokehold while being arrested. >> floods in the u.s. state of arizona have destroyed buildings and swept cars away. major roads were closed and electricity cut off to many homes. storm warnings were issued before the flooding hit. >> the republican party's fight for the white house has turned nasty. donald trump said senator john mccain is not a war hero. some say his latest comments have gone too far. we have the story. >> donald trump is not known for holding back his opinions. now the u.s. presidential hopeful has mocked fellow republican, senator john mccain. >> he is not a war hero. >> he's a war hero, five and a half years -- >> he's a war hero because he was captured. i like people who weren't captured. ok? i hate to tell you. >> do you hear that? he's a war hero because he was captured. >> trump was attacking mccain
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because he lost the 2008 election to current president barack obama. many republicans have rushed to mccain's side, going on twitter to defend the former prisoner of war, who was tortured during his five and a half years in vietnam. >> mr. donald trump. >> a real estate tycoon and t.v. celebrity, trump has been making headlines in the republican race with his usual brand of blunt comments. few were spared. his opponents. >> hillary clinton was the worst secretary of state in the history of our country. >> or mexican migrants. >> they're taking our jobs they're taking our manufacturing, they're taking our money, they're taking everything, and they're killing us on the border. >> it's the kind of speech that both excites and divides voters and this time is no different.
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>> less than a year into her second term, brazil's president is fighting for political survival. we have a report. she is losing support from the voters that brought her to power. >> this shanty town outside rio de janeiro is home to 250 people. they were once ardent supporters of president rousseff. >> we are angry, dissatisfied and disappointed with the government. we have so much theft and all these problems, so many things. >> poison. >> he blames the government's tough austerity measures
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endorsed by rousseff in an attempt to lift brazil out of recession. in just six months, government regulated prices on basic foods have skyrocketed. onion prices have risen by more than 150%, tomatoes more than doubled. >> they're really expensive, tomatoes, onions. i used to buy a whole kilo. now i only buy one. >> the erosion of working class support unravels how widespread the discontent is with the president. just months ago, they helped her win a difficult reelection. >> now rousseff's approval ratings are in single digits. support in congress has collapsed, opposition politicians are calling for the penalty's impeachments over alleged campaign finance corruption and the bribery scandal of the state run petrol company. several companies are under investigation, including her mentor, the architect of an economic strategy that elevated brazil globally. >> between 2007 and 2010, brazil
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became a big star internationally. now what we have is a reversion are expectations. >> for months, brazilians have protested, calling for rousseff's resignation. they say they have little hope for their future. >> all our children are without schools, without medical attention, without security, so we are stuck in this situation. >> so much so, the residents of the shanty town have renamed it to reflect how they feel. it's now called the abandoned community. al jazeera, rio de janeiro. >> police closed streets in the oblivion capital after two weeks of protests by striking miners. the daily demonstrations in la paz demand better infrastructure in the mining region where poverty is widespread.
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>> venezuela has barred another opposition leader from holding office. former state governor perez has been banned from the job for 10 years. earlier this month, two other high profile figures including a former mayor were disqualified for a year. they were expected to run in september's elections. opinion polls suggest the opposition could win the vote. >> venezuela is facing one of its worst economic crisis in its history. some struggling business owners point the blame at tight government controls. virginia lopez reports from caracas. >> the end of the book as we know it is something experts have predicted could happen. in this small book shop, few fear technology could end that they love most.
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>> the government has been incredibly obtuse in economic matters. no economy can benefit from staunch controls. historically, they have only served to pervert trade. >> facing all the issues it does, including a chronic shortage of paper to print books, the relative success is all that more surprising. >> to invest in venezuela is risky mainly because of these negative or hostile attitude by the government toward the private sector and that's the main reason why private production has declined in venezuela severely. that is contributing to create scarcity problem in venezuela. >> large companies and multi-nationals generally have the financial muscle that smaller companies lack to withstand a crisis. hosting lectures and staging cultural events is part of the strategy the group has conceived of to survive. theirs, they say is a business model based on resistance.
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>> an economic crisis affects all of the supply chain, even in the cultural sector. our only means of survival, but one that has traditionally gone hand-in-hand with culture has been to reclaim spaces people abandoned. >> but not all business owners have been as savvy. the crippling effects of the economic crisis can be seen in the multitude of closed shops and in these whose shelves lay bare. >> when book shops and publishing houses closed, a counted rip loses a cultural institution which helps to keep their memories alive. >> the moment this surfing world champion must have thought would be his last. that's coming up in sport.
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>> welcome back. a library of some of the world's rarest sounds is in danger of being silence said. it is a treasure trove of extinct bird calls the voices of famous writers and sounds of word history but it all needs to be digitally preserved. >> deep in the basement of the british library, a team is at work, carefully sifting through hundreds of thousands of rare recordings. some sounds are so rare, this is the only place left they can still be heard. >> like the voice of one of the most important writers in the
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english language, james joyce. >> it seems to me that i have been transported to a country far away from this country. >> this, the playwright, george bernard shaw. >> i am asked to give you a specimen of spoken english. >> the vast collection's being carefully converted and stored on huge servers for future generations. among them, test recordings for now famous movie soundtracks and lost accents. >> some of the records are in a fragile state. the library's battling to raise $60 million to fully digitize the collection, but they don't have long. >> i think we have about 15 years in which to digitize collections before the equipment and maintenance becomes unfeasible or unaffordable.
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we need to double our efforts at this point. >> the recordings are stored in a range of formats, cassette tapes, records, reel to reel and wax cylinders. it's really a race against time to preserve this important and vital collection, firstly before the recordings deteriorate further and secondly before some of the means of playing these recordings disappear forever. >> one precious sound the library safely managed to preserve is that of an extinct hawaiian bird. it's far from easy listening. >> this is the last male singing for a female who died in a typhoon the year before. [ chirping ] >> the british library may not have the power to save rare species from extinction, but they're working tirelessly to keep endangered sounds alive.
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>> time to catch up with sport. >> mick fanning said he would be happy to never compete again after he was attacked by a shark live on camera. he was competing in the final of the jay bay open in south africa. these pictures show him punching the shark. he and fellow australian were assessed out of the water seemingly unharm. fanning's board was bitten in half. >> all this time, i just had this instinct that someone was behind me and all of a sudden i felt my -- started to get pulled underwater and then the thing came up and i was on my board and it was like right there i saw the whole thing just flashing around, but i was getting dragged under by my leg
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rope. >> tripping out. >> the commissioner's office has decided that there will be no final run today. is that even a concern for you at this stage? >> i'm happy to not even compete ever again. like seriously like to walk away from that, i'm just so stoked. oh man! >> england cricket ear's have loft against australia by 405 runs. they were set 509 runs to win and came out swinging on day four. chris rogers retired hurt taking a blow to the helmet one run short of a half century steve smith came in and made hay with david warner. australia declared on 254-2 just before lunch with a lead of
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508 runs. england were all out for 103. their top scorer with 25. mitch johnson took three wickets as it all finished up a day early. >> jordan speith is making a run for a third consecutive title at the open. he is 10 under par after 17 holes. triple major champion pod rick harrington is alongside him. an amateur paul dunn is making waves. he is 11 under par. >> australian tennis, both players involved in controversy. the team has bounced back. they trailed after friday's singles. a win in the doubles put them back on course.
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the veteran handed australia a win. they'll now play great britain who beat france. >> winning stage 15 of the tour de france despite an unfortunate crash a day early. he had to have stitches in his leg. he didn't let that bother him as he sprinted to victory. the british rider chris froome held on to the leaders yellow jersey. >> u.s.a. reached their eighth straight gold cup final. the champions kept up the defense of their title opening the scoring in just the fourth minute. he then added 22nd half goals to his first international hat trick as the united states went on to beat cuba 6-0.
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>> they'll next play jamaica. the final score 1-0 in baltimore. jamaica now through to its first gold cup semifinal since 1988. >> a former fifa vice president made his first court appearance since being extra dated to the united states, jeffery webb pleading inning to corruption and money laundering charges. he was released on $10 million bail and is due back in court next month. he is one of seven executives arrested in switzerland as part of a major investigation into football's world governing body. $1 billion has been handed out to small countries by fifa in the past years who have little or no hope of ever winning a world cup. it is meant to build football infrastructure and build the game. some think it also helps fifa leaders to buy their loyalty.
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we have this report from a caribbean island. >> welcome to the caribbean island nation. many here call it paradise because of the white sand beaches and turquoise waters. fishing and sailing for the 15,000 people who live here, it's part of life for many. the national football team is ranked as the worst in the world. it's been 15 years since they lost won an official match and then years since they scored a goal. they once last to el salvador 12-0. despite that there's a football-only stadium in the capital, completed five years ago with money given to the football association by fifa. fifa has given $1.7 million to an goal la in the last decade.
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>> fifa said it is to develop the game in small poor countries that might otherwise not have the funds to field a team. that is how it is seen by the president of the local football association and why he's so grateful to blatter. >> from having nothing to have this is a great achievement of the executives. >> some see something more sinister going on. >> the political consequences of going against the leaders of fifa are dire. that's why you have them marsh in lock step. every time something happened in fifa they followed the lead of the leaders because the power is pretty much absolute and uncontrolled. >> fifa hasn't responded but in the past, it's denied similar accusations. is it money to buy loyalty to fifa or simply aid football development, or both. many fear ambivalent as the building continues.
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>> these are corpse being built for visiting teams next to the stadium. this, too was funded with fifa money. despite the problems fifa is currently going to, the money continues to flow here. they just gave another $600,000 to angulia in march to continue the second phase of this project. >> now as fifa faces increased scrutiny and structural change, there are doubts that the cash will continue to wash on to the sandy beaches to shore up a team which scores so few goals. al jazeera on the island of angulia. >> there's plenty more sport on our website. check out we've got blogs and videos from our correspondents around the world. >> that's all the sport for now. >> thanks so much. jo that brings us almost to the end of this news hour. we've got another full bulletin of news coming up in just a minute and of course there's the website.
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